Counseling Services

Student Counseling

At WSD School Counseling Services are provided to all students as a part of the comprehensive school counseling program.

WSD School Counselors believe:

  • All students have the ability to achieve and be successful based on their unique developmental needs
  • All students have the right to be served by a comprehensive school counseling program
  • All students ethnic, cultural, racial, sexual differences and special needs are honored and considered when planning and implementing the school counseling program
  • All students have access to professional school counseling services.
  • Our comprehensive school counseling program is committed to data driven decisions making and program development.

Mission Statement:

The mission of the WSD counseling program is to advocate for the healthy development of each student’s interpersonal/intrapersonal, academic and career needs through the comprehensive and collaborative program so that students develop the resiliency capital to be successful bilingual Deaf adults.  The WSD Counseling program takes a child-centered, preventative and developmental approach to teach specific skills that support students to be the best learners they can be.  Aligned with B.E.S.T., the professional school counseling services will contribute to students’ knowledge and skills enabling students to become successful and responsible members of society.

Bilingual Empowered Successful for Today and Tomorrow

WSD School Counseling Program:

  • Analyze academic and behavioral data to identify struggling students • Identify and collaborate on research-based intervention strategies that are implemented by school staff
  • Evaluate academic and behavioral progress after interventions
  • Revise interventions as appropriate
  • Refer to school and community services as appropriate
  • Collaborate with administrators about RTI design and implementation
  • Advocating for equitable education for all students and working to remove systemic barriers

Tier 1 (All Students):
Universal Core Instructional Interventions: All Students, Preventative and Proactive Second Step Curricula PBIS

Tier 2 (5-10% of students ):
Supplemental/Strategic Interventions: Individual counseling, small group practice with supplemental material, responsive service for a life crisis.

Tier 3 (1-5% of students ):
Intensive, Individual Interventions Students have specially designed instruction for social/emotional/behavioral goals on their IEP.